Steps to the College Application Process
that peak your interest the most
Schedule college visits ahead of time!
Most will want you to schedule your visit online through
their admissions office website.
Click here for forms and instructions
Fill out and submit the
Apply to the colleges you are interested in attending.
Most college applications are online and completed electronically through the college admissions website. Most will have an application fee, and some might waive this fee if you apply online and meet the application deadline.
Be aware of early action and early decision deadlines. Many of these are as early as Nov 1. Please check with your college or university for their application deadlines. This is very important to be admitted, meeting early scholarship deadlines, applying for housing and etc.
Click here for more information about Early Action and Early Decision.
Students who are applying to selective colleges may want to use the
Please visit with your counselor before using the Common Application.
Supplemental application materials and recommendations
If there are supplemental application documents included in the application process, for example counselor recommendation forms or letters of recommendation, please give ADVANCED NOTICE
(2 weeks is customary) to your counselor or your letter writers.
Do not wait until the last minute.